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Annual Confucius Institute Conference held in Xi'an

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Updated: 2017-12-15

Annual Confucius Institute Conference held in Xi'an

An orchestra performance is given at the opening ceremony combining the art of story-telling in Northern Shaanxi and symphony. [Photo/cnwest.cn]

The 12th Confucius Institute Conference was held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province from Dec 12 to 13, to seek improvements in Chinese language education and culture spread.

The conference was sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and Shaanxi Provincial People's Government, and organized by the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government and Xi'an Municipal People's Government.

It included more than 2,500 directors of Confucius Institutes and presidents of the host universities from 140 countries and regions throughout the world.

Liu Yandong, vice-premier of the State Council of China and chair of the Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters attended the conference and delivered a keynote speech. She also delivered the plaques to 10 newly built Confucius Institutes and presented awards to outstanding institutes and individuals.

Annual Confucius Institute Conference held in Xi'an

Liu Yandong, vice-premier of the State Council of China and chair of the Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters attends the conference and delivers a keynote speech. [Photo/cnwest.cn]

This year, forums between Chinese and foreign university presidents and heads of Confucius Institutes were also organized discussing Chinese language tests and scholarship services innovative development strategies of Confucius Institutes and how to coordinate the educational organization with the Belt and Road Initiative.

Vice Education Minister Tian Xuejun noted at the closing ceremony that the Chinese government will continue promoting the education to an international level, raise the quality of education and provide premium services to students across the globe.

The Confucius Institute, a bridge for exchanges between Chinese and foreign languages and cultures, should seek localization in the teachers’ trainings and provide diversified services according to the needs of the countries, Liu said.

Known as the "Davos of the education sector", the Confucius Institute has set up 525 institutes and another 1,113 Confucius Classrooms in 146 countries and regions worldwide, teaching Chinese to 9.16 million students until now.

Annual Confucius Institute Conference held in Xi'an

Liu delivers the plaques to 10 newly built Confucius Institutes at the 12th Confucius Institute Conference in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. [Photo/hsw.cn]

 

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